Skip to main content

This item appears to not have any files that we can let you "experience" (like watching a video or viewing images) in this area.

We suggest you try the [DOWNLOAD OPTIONS] area to the right below to see if there are any files you would like to try to use or download.

Freedom of Expression: Overzealous etc.


SHOW MORE


FROM THE PUBLISHER:


In 1998, university professor and professional prankster Kembrew McLeod trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression" as a joke, an amusing if dark way to comment on how intellectual property law is increasingly being used to fence off the culture and restrict the way we're allowed to express ideas. But what's happened in recent years to intellectual property law is no joke and has had repercussions on our culture and our everyday lives. The trend toward privatization of everything--melodies, genes, public space, English language--means an inevitable clash of economic values against the value of free speech, creativity, and shared resources. In "Freedom of Expression," Kembrew McLeod covers topics as diverse as hip-hop music and digital sampling, the patenting of seeds and human genes, folk and blues music, visual collage art, electronic voting, the Internet, and computer software. In doing so, he connects this rapidly accelerating push to pin down everything as a piece of private property to its effects on music, art, and science.

In much the same way that Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation" tied together disparate topics through the narrative thread of the fast food business, and written in a witty style that brings to mind media pranksters like Al Franken, Ken Kesey, and Abbie Hoffman, "Freedom of Expression" uses intellectual property law as the focal point to show how economic concerns are seriously eroding creativity and free speech.



Publisher Doubleday
Collection ourmedia

Reviews

There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write a review.
In Collection
Ourmedia
Uploaded by
KembrewMcLeod
on 3/20/2005
Views
65
Favorites
1
PEOPLE ALSO FOUND
Ourmedia
by Kembrew McLeod
96
0
0
Ourmedia
by Kembrew McLeod
65
1
0
Ourmedia
by Kembrew McLeod
223
1
0
Ourmedia
by C. Barrett
5
0
0
Ourmedia
48
0
0
Ourmedia
50
0
0
Ourmedia
by geoff roseborough
27
0
0
Ourmedia
1,878
0
0
Ourmedia
103
0
0
Ourmedia
21
0
0